Alzheimer's and Dementia Care & Dementia Screening Clinic

Study after study of older adults shows their greatest age-related concerns are loss of independence and deteriorating health. Drill down from there and you’ll find that dementia of any type is among the most feared conditions.

Dignity Health Yavapai Regional Medical Group (YRMG) features geriatrics programs that address these fears and support “enduring quality” for dementia patients and their caregivers. Our programs include:

  • Dementia Screening Clinic (DSC) – A multidisciplinary team of experts come together under one roof to perform comprehensive brain health evaluations. The DSC team includes a neuropsychologist, palliative medicine physician, pharmacist, social worker and nurse navigator.
  • Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care – The Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care program provides the support system people with dementia and their care partners need to continue living in the community.

The Geriatric Services Team

Sam Downing, MD Sam Downing, MD
Director, Geriatric and Palliative Medicine
Larry Parsons, MD
Geriatric and Palliative Medicine Specialist
Christina Gettens, DNP, AGNP-C Christina Gettens, DNP, AGNP-C
Dementia Care Specialist, Alzheimer's and Dementia Care
Jamie Suffriti, RN
Clinical Nurse Navigator
Learn about normal cognitive aging, warning signs of brain failure, and what you can do to maintain your brain from Dr. Sam Downing.

Geriatric Assesment Clinic